Book Description: Nicholas Pileggiâ€™s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hillâ€”the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that â€śto be a wiseguy was to own the world,â€ť who grew up to live the highs and lows of the gangsterâ€™s lifeâ€”has been hailed as â€śthe best book ever written on organized crimeâ€ť (Cosmopolitan). This is the true-crime bestseller that was the basis for Martin Scorseseâ€™s film masterpiece GoodFellas, which brought to life the violence, the excess, the families, the wives and girlfriends, the drugs, the payoffs, the paybacks, the jail time, and the Feds . . . with Henry Hillâ€™s crackling narration drawn straight out of Wiseguy and overseeing all the unforgettable action. Read it and experience the secret life inside the mobâ€”from one whoâ€™s lived it.Now with an introduction by Martin Scorcese.